Senior (2016-17): Rowed in the varsity 8 all season … started the season in the one spot of the boat that took 12th-place in the Head of the Charles Regatta (16:49.2) … sat in the three seat for the Eastern Sprints Regatta, helped lead his boat to third place in the Petite Final (5:55.98) … at the IRA National Regatta he stroked the Varsity 4+ boat in the Grand Final which took third place (6:25.62) … received the team's Stewards Award.
Junior (2015-16): Rowed in the varsity 8 all season … helped his boat defeat MIT and finish directly behind Harvard in the Biglin Bowl (5:40.0) … at the Eastern Sprints Regatta, he was the four seat and placed second in the Petite Final (6:02.40) … competed at the 2016 Under 23 Championship in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Sophomore (2014-15): Opened the season at the two seat in the varsity 8, helping lead Dartmouth to a 10th-place finish at the Head of the Charles (15:30.277) … at the Eastern Sprints Regatta, he was four seat of the second varsity that was second in the Petite Final (6:04.828).
Before Dartmouth: Attended the Christ Church School … four-time letterwinner in crew … captain each of his last three years … placed first at the Virginia Scholastic Rowing Championship in 2011-13 … Most Improved Rower as a freshman … Coaches’ Award … Most Valuable Rower as a junior and senior.
Personal: Walter H. Banfield is the son of Nancy and Doug Banfield … has one brother.